Posts Tagged Europe

Juventus hosts Torino in Serie A derby match

Juventus' Fernando Llorente celebrates after scoring during their Champions League group A soccer match in Malmo, Sweden, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/TT, Andreas Hillergren)   SWEDEN OUT

MILAN (AP) — Juventus is just one game away from a perfect November, and it has every reason to be confident going into Sunday’s Turin derby against Torino.

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Australian cricketer Hughes dies of head injuries

In this Sept. 19, 2011 file photo Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth days' play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena, File)

Phillip Hughes won admirers across the cricket spectrum, from the most elite players to the everyday fan for an unorthodox batting style honed on the family banana plantation and a never-give-in attitude despite being dropped a handful of times from Australia’s test team.

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Sports federations join betting monitoring program

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Summer sports federations are signing up to the IOC’s system for monitoring betting ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

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Surprising Southampton facing test of credentials

Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne, 2nd right, celebrates after scoring against Villa during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Widely tipped as a possible relegation contender following its summer of upheaval, Southampton has stunned English football by winning eight of its first 12 games to sit in second place in the Premier League and split the country’s established powers.

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Germany leads FIFA rankings as minnows move up

ZURICH (AP) — Germany still leads the FIFA rankings, while two of Europe’s smallest nations made big gains after upset results.

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